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Pietra da Torre (literally translated from Italian: Tower Stone), taking its name from the wide use made of it to build Siena’s towers. A number of sources confirm that the Pietra da Torre used for Siena’s buildings and monuments came from the nearby Montagnola hills...

ORIGIN In Italy, it can be found in Liguria and Lombardia, in particular in the area of Ardesio and Lavagna. FEATURES Metamorphic stone of sedimentary origin, lead-gray almost black, very fine grain, considerably schistis and easily sectionable in thin sheets. It is considered the most elastic natural stone. USE Thanks...

ORIGIN Characteristic of Tuscany, and particularly of the Firenzuola basin, in the province of Florence. FEATURES A very uniform gray sandstone, medium grain, sometime spotted with black or pearly points. It is a compact stone, very porous on the surface. USE By virtue of its natural elegance and versatility it...

ORIGIN Quarried in big blocks in tuscan Maremma (Manciano basin), in the province of Grosseto. FEATURES Sandstone and so rather regular, brown-coloured, with some ocher spots, and verging to bordeaux. It presents quite parallel and not very defined venation. Medium-rough grain and marked superficial porosity. USE Much empoyed in furninshing...

ORIGIN From Monte Cimino, in the province of Viterbo. FEATURES Uniform magma stone, grey-coloured spotted by pepper-like grains, from which it takes its name. USO Thanks to its peculiar resistance to use and to atmospheric agents and the facility of cut, it is especially suitable for pavings and coverings, both...

ORIGIN It comes from France. FEATURES It is a regular stone, ivory coloured with fossil remains and compact microcrystalline calcite. USE Versatile and suitable for any type of manifacture....

ORIGIN Quarried nearby the homonymous tuscan town in the province of Lucca. FEATURES It is a sandstone and so rather regular, gray that verges on blue e often cressed by matching shades. Its structure is compact and strong. USE Thanks to its optimal physical and mechanical features, to its resistance...

ORIGIN A type of stone coming from Sicily. FEATURES Basalt with an uniform color,which varies from black to grey and sometimes tends to aubergine-brown, with possible traces of color. The stone is porous. USE It is particularly lasting, solid and resistant to temperature changes (it is antifreeze and heat conductor,...

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